29th December

in tight bud. Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ Rhododendron ‘Winter Intruder’ 2016 – CHW Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ is now full out in the sun. George’s ashes were scattered underneath the…

8th April

…bought in for the Isla Rose Plantation. This is an introduction from New Zealand and is the ideal crab apple for making jelly. Malus ‘Jelly King’ Malus ‘Jelly King’ 2018…

29th April

…Rose breakfasting. Isla Rose Rhododendron aberconwayi full out. Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron aberconwayi Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ just appearing. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Magnolia ‘Hot Flush’ earning its name. Magnolia ‘Hot…

2nd April

…Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ Acer palmatum ‘Katsura’ Rhododendron calophytum beside the acer. Rhododendron calophytum Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ just coming out and a bit early. No scent yet. Rhododendron loderi ‘King

13th May

…stuff next week. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ 2015 – CHW Chelsea van Second lorry leaves for Chelsea so time to look for rhododendrons which will be…

9th May

…‘loderi’ ‘Pink Diamond’ but this is not it. Rhododendron ‘Loderi King George’ Rhododendron ‘Loderi King George’ I have written an article for publication today on styrax but I needed some…

4th December

…seen. Camellia ‘Tricolor’ on the drive. Camellia ‘Tricolor’ Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ on the Main Ride. Camellia x williamsii ‘George Blandford’ Camellia ‘Noblissima’ at The Pound. The plant beside…

24th April

…‘Crimson King’ in full flower beside the Crawshay’s church. Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’ Back to Llanfair Court for the grand opening of the new rockery border. Actinidia kolomitka covering a…

1st April

…look of the leaf indumentum. Dad’s last (dark red) rhododendron hybrid First flower on Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ at least a month early. Scent gorgeous in the sun. Rhododendron loderi…

26th April

…Rhododendron desquamatum. Rhododendron rubiginosum Slight frost damage on the record Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ clump. Rhododendron loderi ‘King George’ Rhododendron wilsonae (now latoucheae) with a few tail end flowers. Different…